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We are a Two-Taos family. The cars are identical, except in color... and my wife's didn't come with splash guards.
I drive more often, but her car always has more dirt on the rear bumper. Can these things be really that effective?
 

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the specific product asside, mud flaps help a huge amount. we live on a dirt road and I'll put some on someday, I was waiting for the accessory market to catch up. we put the dealer ones on the jetta and they were great, never had an issue. I've got dealer ones on my pickup and they've been great also.

unless they are very large, you'll still get some mud but it will be a much smaller % even with the ones pictured.
 

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We are a Two-Taos family. The cars are identical, except in color... and my wife's didn't come with splash guards.
I drive more often, but her car always has more dirt on the rear bumper. Can these things be really that effective?
Our Taos is black pearl and was quick to accumulate dirt after a wash. I installed the splash guards myself, and found that the car stays cleaner, especially along the sides, so I would say they are reasonably effective.
The splash guards seem a bit expensive for what they are, but they fit perfectly and are not difficult to install yourself.
 

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Splash guards are deceptively effective even though small.
1. The body fairings curve under the car and the splash guards don’t, creating a “wall” that diverts most of water away from the car sides

2. They extend lower by a few inches which dramatically changes the attack angle of the water. Less sticks and more falls off or flies by.

The R-line Tiguans and Atlas don’t take splash guards because their body work does nearly the same thing. But not quite as well.
 

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Our Taos is black pearl and was quick to accumulate dirt after a wash. I installed the splash guards myself, and found that the car stays cleaner, especially along the sides, so I would say they are reasonably effective.
The splash guards seem a bit expensive for what they are, but they fit perfectly and are not difficult to install yourself.
Hi, I am considering have the splash guard installed by myself. Can you give some detailed self-installation info? Thanks.
 

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Pretty simple for the VW parts... jack up a wheel and remove lugs, remove wheel... remove body rivets indicated in instruction sheet... hang guard with one rivet, drill out holes indicated on instruction sheet (2 sizes, I believe)... remove guard, install body nuts as indicated... install all plastic rivets and screws as indicated... install wheel... repeat at other 3 wheels.
 

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Pretty simple for the VW parts... jack up a wheel and remove lugs, remove wheel... remove body rivets indicated in instruction sheet... hang guard with one rivet, drill out holes indicated on instruction sheet (2 sizes, I believe)... remove guard, install body nuts as indicated... install all plastic rivets and screws as indicated... install wheel... repeat at other 3 wheels.
This is not simple for me. I assume I can just screw the guard without removing the wheel or drilling.
 
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